Is your vision impaired? Tips to cope

If you have low vision or impaired vision from conditions like nearsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, you know this situation comes with many challenges. These may range from moderate (needing glasses to read or drive) to profound (losing your independence or the ability to see a loved one’s face clearly). Read more…

Capsulotomy

Capsulotomy is a type of eye surgery in which an incision is made into the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye. In cataract surgery, the lens capsule is usually retained and used to contain and position the intraocular lens implant (IOL). There are two type of capsulotomy depending Read more…

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a surgical operation to remove some or all of the vitreous humor from the eye in order to treat eye conditions such as retinal detachment, macular pucker, diabetic retinopathy etc. The vitreous humor is the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina of Read more…

Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser cataract surgery, also known as refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (ReLACS) involves the removal of the natural eye lens which has developed an opacification (cloudiness) known as cataract with the aid of a laser which provides a more reliable, repeatable, precise incision than a surgeon can do by hand, i.e Read more…

Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic Surgery – Overview Oculoplastic surgery, also known as oculoplastics refers to a variety of surgical procedures that deal with the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and the face. Oculoplastics also involve the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures. The procedure is performed by ophthalmologists who have undergone specialized Read more…

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Surgery

Photorefractive Keratectomy Surgery Overview Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery used to improve vision by correcting refractive errors in the eye. Examples of refractive errors of the eyes that can be corrected with PRK are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition in which Read more…

Cornea Ulcer Treatment

Corneal Ulcer Treatment – Overview A cornea ulcer, also known as keratitis is an inflammation and subsequent open sore of the cornea. The cornea overlies the iris, which is the colored part of the eye and is separated from the iris by the aqueous fluid in the anterior chamber of Read more…

Types of Cataract Surgery

Types of Cataract Surgery – Overview Cataract surgery, also known as lens replacement surgery is the surgical removal of the natural lens of the eye and replacement with an artificial intraocular lens. The procedure is carried out to treat cataracts, a gradual clouding of the eye lens which leads to Read more…

What is Blepharospasm all About?

Blepharospasm – Overview Blepharospasm is an abnormal, involuntary blinking or spasm of the eyelids. The condition can appear for a few days and then resolve on its own without treatment, however, in some cases it can progress to a chronic condition causing lifelong vision challenges. The condition is different from Read more…